Community Living

Community Living

 

At Florida Southern, you don’t just check into a room. You become part of a community. Unpacking your suitcase and settling into your room is the beginning of what promises to be a rich and rewarding experience.

Some of your most memorable experiences will happen with roommates and friends, lingering over dinner at Wynee’s, sipping Starbucks at TûTû’s, or hanging out in the lounge in Wesley Hall late at night.

As a residential college, Florida Southern provides a wide array of services to all students living on campus, including telephone, cable, computing, maintenance, mail services and dining—all make living on campus a great option!

Living on campus is an important part of your college experience, giving you the opportunity to meet new people, experience new ideas and develop important study habits and social skills.

Each area is a unique community staffed by well-trained Community Directors and Resident Assistants who can provide assistance and support.

Not only is living in the campus community convenient and enjoyable; you are just steps away from classes, computer labs, recreation and new friends. Residents can participate in great programs and events, right here on campus! Comedians, concerts, garden parties, movies and dances are a convenient source of entertainment.

Housing is offered year round, although on a limited basis in designated areas during the academic semesters.

Office of Community Living

The Office of Community Living oversees all aspects of life in the residence halls.

Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Contact Us

Phone: 863.680.4209
Fax: 863.680.4195

Find Us

The Office of Community Living is located on the first floor in the Rogers Building (R on the campus map).

Residential Options

First-Year Halls

First-Year Halls

From the moment you unpack your boxes, you’ll become a part of a community. From study groups to movie groups, from Resident Advisors to roommates, the opportunities are there for you to settle in and start a successful career at FSC.

First-Year halls

Second-Year Experience

Second-Year Experience

Experience a family-like environment where you know your neighbors and programs are designed specifically for second-year students.

More about SYE

Upper class options

Upper Class Options

As an upper-class student, you’ll have a wide variety of residence halls from which to choose.

Upper-Class housing options

Learning Communities

Learning Communities

Learning communities offer a unique opportunity to establish a solid foundation ensuring your success. Open to first-year students, they will help you to connect with the campus and other students during the fall semester (and possibly beyond).

Learning Communities

Take a Closer Look!

Resident Advisor

Resident Advisors are students just like you. They live in the residence hall community providing support, encouragement, guidance, and direction for their peers.

Dining Options

At Florida Southern, you will find a wide variety of dining options that accommodate your busy schedule as well as nutritional demands.

Roommates

Life with roommates can provide some of the most rewarding times you’ll have at college.

Getting Involved

Imagine a college campus where 100% of the students are involved in extracurricular activities. At FSC, you’ll stay busy morning, noon, and night.

Housing Options

Housing Options

Community life on the Florida Southern campus is about getting connected, and there’s no better place to connect with others than in our spacious, attractive, and comfortable residence halls.

At FSC, you’ll find a variety of housing options, from traditional halls, to apartments, to theme-based living arrangements. And because your residence hall will be your “home away from home”, we’ve made sure that it has all the amenities you need for a comfortable and productive stay.

Like to see our residence halls?

After all, a visit may be all it takes to decide Florida Southern in the place for you! Schedule your tour, today!

 

First-Year Halls

Your first year on campus is likely to be a bit overwhelming as you become acclimated to your new home.

At FSC, we’ll help ease your transition with living environments dedicated specifically to first-year students.

Joseph-Reynolds Hall

Joseph-Reynolds Hall

Affectionately known as “JR,” one of the four original buildings on campus, it combines everything you’d want in a residence hall: history, personality, and functionality. Community life is big here—the women of JR form groups within the building as a whole and also within the “wings” and smaller hallways.

Gender: Female
Room Types: Singles, Doubles, Triples, and Quads
Dell Hall

Dell Hall

Dell Hall is a traditional residence hall housing both male and female students consisting of double-occupancy rooms with furnishings built into the design of the facility. Dell is home to many first-year students as well as sophomore students who elect to participate in The Second-Year Experience (SYE) program.

Gender: Co-ed (by floor)
Room Types: Doubles
Allan Spivey Hall

Allan Spivey Hall

Also one of four original buildings on campus, “Spivey,” as it’s called, offers a relatively traditional hall setting. A four-story building, Spivey stands adjacent to Joseph-Reynolds Hall in the center of campus and is conveniently located between Edge Hall and the Ordway Building.

Gender: Male
Room Types: Singles, Doubles, Triples, and Quads
 
Barnett Residential Life Complex

Barnett Residential Life Complex

The gift of alumni Carol ’79 and Barney Barnett ’65, Wesley Hall & Nicholas Hall, named in honor of their sons, are the two buildings that compose the architecturally revolutionary Barnett Residential Life Center, designed by world-renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern. These stunning, four-story masterpieces house first-year student with rooms notable for their views of magnificent Lake Hollingsworth. Each building boasts four student lounges and a large student kitchen.

Gender: Co-ed (by floor)
Room Types: Singles & Doubles
 
 
 

Upper-Class Options

As an upper-class student, you’ll have a wide variety of residence halls from which to choose.

Each hall offers the same positive student environment that you may have experienced as a first-year student at FSC, including relevant and motivating programming that will continue to help you develop your academic, personal, and social growth.

Hollis Hall

Hollis Hall

Hollis Hall is located on the east side of campus across the street from the Publix Commons. Hollis is part of a three-building upper class student residential community that includes Miller Hall and Dell Hall. It is a traditional style residence hall offering spacious double rooms for residents.

Gender: Co-ed (by floor)
Room Types: Doubles
Hollis Hall

Miller Hall

Completed in January 2004, Miller Hall connects Hollis Hall and Dell Hall to form a larger living community. You can choose between single- and double-occupancy rooms with a shared bath. Miller Hall houses male and female students on separate floors.

Gender: Co-ed (by floor)
Room Types: Singles & Doubles
Greek Village

Greek Village

A grouping of four residence halls, Greek Village consist of Jenkins Hall and the three buildings that comprise the Publix Commons. Jenkins Hall, located on the corner of Duke Place and Harvard Road, offers double-occupancy rooms and floor bathrooms. Publix Commons is conveniently located on the corner of McDonald Street and Ingraham Avenue, close to just about everything on campus. All three buildings offer suite-style living in which six students reside in single-occupancy or double-occupancy rooms and share a living area and bathroom, Publix 62 and 63 are for female students and also serve as the home for the FSC sororities and females who choose to live independently. Jenkins Hall and Publix 61 are male residence halls and home to FSC fraternities and independent men.

Gender: Co-ed (by building)
Room Types: Singles & Doubles

College-Owned Apartments

Apartment-style housing is also available at Florida Southern. Living arrangements consist of one- or two-bedroom units, with living rooms and kitchens, and are generally reserved for our more mature students looking for a more independent lifestyle.

Lake Morton Apartments

Lake Morton Apartments

A short walk to campus, these high-style “villas” offer modern convenience coupled with independent living. This complex, which overlooks lovely Lake Morton, is comprised of 77 units each outfitted with ceiling fans, walk-in closets, dishwashers, and sleek IKEA furnishings.

Colony Arms

Colony Arms

These apartments located on Success Avenue, one of Lakeland’s loveliest streets, offer independent living moments from campus. Each of these spacious units offer ample living space, nice size kitchens, and plenty of parking.

Lake Hollingsworth Apartment

Lake Hollingsworth Apartments

Conveniently located on the corner of Lake Hollingsworth Drive and Crystal Lake Drive, the Lake Hollingsworth Apartment Complex boasts spacious one- and two-bedroom apartment options for qualified upper class students and is just a short walk or drive away from campus.

Second-Year Experience

Experience a family-like environment where you know your neighbors and programs are designed specifically for second-year students.

Mix together programming, resources, and mentoring and you’ve got the Second-Year Experience, specifically designed to fit the needs of YOU as a second-year college student. SYE focuses on support and ensuring success as you enter your next phase at Florida Southern.

Staffed with experienced Resident Advisors and overseen by a Community Director this is a program which provides a personal touch.

SYE offers connections:

Not just a residence hall. SYE provides services and programs to all second-year students.

  • Students are encouraged to interact with others who are at the same stage of college.
  • A variety of both social and educational programs help to ensure a successful college career.
Second-Year Experience
Photo: Group picture of Community Living Staff members

Meet Our Staff

We are here to help you!

The Office of Community Living, a part of Student Development, located in the Rogers Building (R), works synergistically with a number of offices on campus including Campus Safety, the Wellness Center, and the Facilities/Maintenance staff to oversee all aspects of life in the residence halls.

Assistant Dean of Student Development for Community Living

The Assistant Dean supervises all the daily operations of the office including management of the residential life experience and student accountability for the college campus.

Marc Tuschen

Marc Tuschen
Assistant Dean
863.680.4206

Directors

Our Directors of Community Living oversee the areas of residential education and housing operations to ensure a safe and enjoyable living environment. They provide direct supervision and guidance to Community Directors and Resident advisors.

Allison Manning
Allison Manning
Director
863.680.4206
Laura Rychalsky
Laura Rychalsky
Director
863.680.4206
 

Community Directors

The Community Directors are professional staff members who live in the residence halls and create welcoming inclusive communities for our students. They serve as a resource for students’ social and academic needs. Community Directors are responsible for interpreting and upholding college policies and they meet with students to resolve conflicts and provide guidance. Community Directors directly supervise Resident Advisors.

photo of miriah mcCaffrey
Miriah McCaffrey
Phone: 863.680.4437
Wesley and Nicholas
Office in: Bandshell
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Nick Shirley
Phone: 863.680.3773
College-owned Apartments and Houses
Office in: Rogers
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Page Valtinson
Phone: 863.680.3750
Allan Spivey and Joseph-Reynolds
Office in: Bandshell
 

Resident Advisors (RAs)

Resident Advisors are paraprofessional staff members and undergraduate students at Florida Southern College. They are responsible for community development, social and educational programming within the residence halls, interpretation of college policies and various administrative tasks. In addition, the RAs are trained in mediation and listening skills to serve as peer helpers. In total, there are 72 RAs across campus, with higher concentrations in first-year student areas.

First-Year Housing

Allan Spivey Hall

Jacob Andreson
Jacob Andreson
Silver Brenes
Silver Brenes
Nate Carson
Nate Carson
Max Gladstone
Max Gladstone
CJ Isom
CJ Isom
Blaine Miller
Blaine Miller
Steven Spoto
Conor Peters
Jacob Trunzo
Trevor Peters
Jeff Taylor
Jeff Taylor

Joseph-Reynolds Hall

Niyyah Bilal Hayes
Niyyah Bilal Hayes
Kelsey DayKelsey Day
Jade FerrellJade Ferrell
Jessie FinocchiaroJessie Finocchiaro
Abbie Keck
Abbie Keck
Melissa MeyerMelissa Meyer
Teanna ParisioTeanna Parisio
Alyssa Rinehart
Alyssa Rinehart
Brenna Ryder
Brenna Ryder
 

Nicholas Hall

Austin Crotteau
 Austin Crotteau
Abby Farrow
Abby Farrow
Caitlin JamesCaitlin James
Nina Hoyt
Nina Hoyt
Cami Prater
Cami Prater
Bailey Schreiner
Bailey Schreiner

Wesley Hall

Loralye Edward
Loralye Edward
Marcos Martins
Marcos Martins
Tatiana MontillaTatiana Montilla
Joseka Thelusma
Joseka Thelusma
Marlie Vaughn
Marlie Vaughn
Abby Workman
Abby Workman
 
 

Upper-Class Housing

Dell Hall

Natalie Barton
Natalie Barton
Ash Morris
Ash Morris
Olivia Reynolds
Olivia Reynolds
Teresa Tabar
Teresa Tabar
Melanie Thompson
Melanie Thompson
Natalie Wilson
Natalie Wilson

Hollis Hall

Blake Aviles
Blake Aviles
Ryan Dutil
Ryan Dutil
Lillie Forrest
Lillie Forrest
Greg Imhoff
Greg Imhoff
Sarah Keenan
Sarah Keenan
Beebs Robison
Beebs Robison
 

Miller Hall

Katie EldridgeKatie Eldridge
Chase Hoyt
Chase Hoyt
Mark Iannuzzi
Mark Iannuzzi
 
 

Greek Village

Publix 61

Wyatt Robinson
Wyatt Robinson
Lake Sprinkle
Lake Sprenkle
Dylan Vaughn
Dylan Vaughn

Publix 62

Lindsey Hilligoss
Lindsey Hilligoss
Bri Syryla
Bri Syryla
Annemarie Tracey
Annemarie Tracey
 

Publix 63

Payton Duwe
Payton Duwe
Linsey Shuttle
Linsey Shuttle
Katie Swartz
Katie Swartz

Jenkins Hall

Sam Baker
Sam Baker
John Cinkilic
John Cinkilic
Christian Gilbreath
Christian Gilbreath
 

Apartments

Lake Hollingsworth Apartments

Jordan Alexander
Jordan Alexander
Alexis Dean
Alexis Dean
Sarah Kahn
Sarah Kahn
Alex James
Alex James
Jess Jansen
Jess Jansen
Matt Matsuyama
Matt Matsuyama
Kaley Mouring
Kaley Mouring
Lauren PericoneLauren Pericone
Sydney SchantzSydney Schantz
Melissa SimonsMelissa Simons
 
 

Lake Morton Apartments

David Pollack
David Pollack
Patrick Schuerger
Patrick Schuerger
Danika Thiele
Danika Thiele
Sarah Wolf
Sarah Wolfe
 

Other

Megan Yingst
Megan Yingst
College Owned Houses
Kendall Moore
Kendall Moore
Colony Arms Apartments
Grace Diaz
Grace Diaz
Garden Apartments
Megan Miller
Megan Miller
Garden Apartments
Jenna Lacovino
Jenna Lacovino
Mississippi/Ledger Apartments